Sky-Diving Cutthroats

Dropping cutthroat fingerlings into high mountain lakes is not for pilots who are faint of heart. But every year, Colorado and other states benefit from the effort, which not only protects native species, but encourages anglers to venture away from crowded waters and into the backcountry. “When they are a few feet over the water, a canister bearing a prescribed number of 2-inch and shorter trout fry opens and releases the tiny fish. In some tight spots, the real trick is for the pilot to climb out in one piece.” Ed Dentry in the Rocky Mountain News.

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